I love Rush Limbaugh. Love everything about the man, love his show, love his wit, love his fluid reading voice, love his talent. A week without Rush is a sad week is I see it.
But for so long I've had some thoughts about Rush, thoughts about some things he doesn't explain to my satisfaction. Also, I think Rush Limbaugh lacks something major in his program and I'd like to take this opportunity to lament.
Beyond my love of Rush, a moment of solemn appreciation for the incredible talent the man possesses that will likely never be equaled, much less excelled, by any radio personality of our era. The man is good at what he does and a bow to excellence is warranted.
Of course many despise Rush Limbaugh, as would be the case with such a polarizing figure. I expect brickbats and rabid anti-Rush comments might accompany this post. Which is fine but anti-Rush zealots are not who I am writing to here. I write to those who listen to Rush Limbaugh, enjoy his show, humor and wit, but might too want this beloved commentator to dwell more on specific issues that trouble me.
This audience of Limbaugh's would be the fine conservative women of our country. Who constantly get short shrift from this paragon of talk radio excellence.
As I understand it, Limbaugh's audience demographics consist mostly of males. I don't know why this is so but if true, then I can certainly think of some ways Rush could get some more female listeners. The hand that rocks the cradle rocks the world, as the saying goes. By breezing over conservative female listeners, and they are out there, Rush's influence will always be lacking something major and beautiful.
I have some ideas how Rush could boost his female audience but for now, my first soft complaint about Rush Limbaugh's show and how it leaves me empty at times.
It's the "Liberal" rant.
Yes, I understand the concept of ideology and firmly subscribe to Thomas Jefferson's theory of "countervailing forces"; the notion that this country will occasionally go through swings in ideology that will ultimately move the ideological pendulum from right to left and back to center- as social, legal, even international needs warrant. During the sixties the country was undergoing serious changes to civil rights and racial inequality. There was a strange war in a strange land that required conscripted soldiers to fight. The situation during that era was rife for change. It was a scenario screaming for needed change and through Liberal thoughts and ideas, needed change came. In this new century, and especially after that attack on our peaceful citizens on 9-11-01, comes the time to pull the pendulum back a bit by applying more conservative thought and stern policy to insure this country's peace and prosperity.